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The first volume to provide access to information on drug treatment systems from a wide cross-section of 20 countries, Drug Treatment Systems in an International Perspective examines the ways in which other counties from around the world have chosen to cope with the spread of illicit drugs. Now health planners and administrators, treatment professionals, researchers, and students can place the development of their own treatment systems in a wider context and can examine the extent to which that development shares common structural features with those of other countries and cultures. Following a comparative discussion of the various countries, the volume addresses four key issues: gender specific treatment, the politics of financing and evaluation, the private sector and state control, and exporting drug treatment ideologies. It ...

The Relationship between Alcohol and Drug Treatment Systems
The relationship between alcohol and drug treatment systems

In some countries, drug treatment systems—in their financing, methods of treatment, dominant professional control, and legal framework—directly follow the model of a larger and preexisting alcohol treatment system; in other countries, the systems are organized and function very differently. To be unclear about or to disregard the degree to which alcohol and drug treatment systems are integrated or overlap (or indeed are identical) is to risk having a distorted view of the resources allotted to drug treatment as well as of the numbers of drug users treated.

This chapter describes and discusses the relationship between the alcohol and drug treatment systems in the countries covered in this book on the basis ...

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